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Old 14th August 2004, 17:36   #1
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the Peugeot 307 finally got its first victory in the WRC last weekend in the Finland rally also giving Marcus Gronholm his first victory of the 2004 season winning in his home country, Martin came second, a ood comeback after his crash in Argentina, and also a great drive from the Finnish driver Jani Paasonen getting the new Skoda Fabia in 6th place, who i would call the star of the rally.

the next round goes to Germany, which is also a round of the PWRC, amongst the entries is also Armin Kremer the 2003 APRC champion at his home country, should be an inteesting rally, it is also i think the last rally Mitsu is going to be there in this year, you can check out the entry list here
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Karamjith Singhis also running
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Are the finns really fast on these high speed rallies or is it jus cos of the home advantage?
First day the....something like 10 out of the leading 12 drivers were finns...lol
3 peugeots, fords 3rd driver, a private citroen Xsara,Skoda Fabia 3rd driver, subaru's 2nd driver....etc

Also Markko Martin deserves special mention. He was having blurred visions in his right eye and still managed 2nd place overall.
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yeah Karamjit is there too, he is there for the round of the PWRC, Kremer is there in a Group A8 car

well the finns are fast at high speed rallies and yeah the home advantage is also there, but they are really good drivers, lots of great drivers are Finnish
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Quote[/b] (papps @ Aug. 18 2004,02:38)]but they are really good drivers, lots of great drivers are Finnish
That's 'cause the dudes are practically born with sequential shifts in their mouths... man, rallying is like Finland's national sport... the kids are learning handbrake turns before parallel parking * Juha Kankunnen says his dad (emphasis on *DAD*) used to make him drive up to the garage real fast and pull a 180 to get the car inside *backwards*. That was when he was 14... (incase you're wondering, he did smash into the wall the first few times.)
If they aren't racing on the roads, they're racing on snow or ice...
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